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variant of zoo- before a vowel:
zooid. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for zo
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  • zo answered this time—as she had formerly answered Teresa in the Gardens.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Now, I hafen't got any beguliaridies, and zo it's no good drying to imidade me.'

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • As Zeno showed himself more willing to talk, zo seemed to grow more indifferent.

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • Besides, Antoine is in the humor just now to refuse nothing for sake of zo.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • The corpse-faced man nodded twice in assent, and his thin lips writhed hideously when zo's eyes fell on him.

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • zo twitched her mother's arm nervously, as a hint not to say too much.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Tell me what the book says about gifts revocable—that is what concerns me and zo.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • The particles ca and zo, as has been said above, are used as interrogatives.

  • zo sank back in the close darkness and found herself leaning against yielding pillows covered with soft leather.

    Arethusa F. Marion Crawford
  • Now, Seorita, if I hold you not zo far out as you like, tell me.

    Under the Southern Cross Elizabeth Robins
British Dictionary definitions for zo


noun (pl) zos, zhos, dzos, zo, zho, dzo
a Tibetan breed of cattle, developed by crossing the yak with common cattle
Word Origin
C20: from Tibetan


combining form
a variant (before a vowel) of zoo-
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zo in Medicine

zo- pref.
Variant of zoo-.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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